Episode 42: “Criminal mischief”: The cyclist on a mission to un-deface bad drivers’ number plates… plus BMX legend Ken Floyde on receiving the British Empire Medal!

The road.cc Podcast

Jan 12 2023 • 52 mins

It’s the first road.cc podcast of 2023, and we have some very special guests to kick us off! First up, George and Jack talk to the legendary founder of Brixton BMX Club, Ken Floyde, who has rightly been recognised with a British Empire Medal for his decades of tireless voluntary service to the South London BMX scene. Ken started the club way back in 1981 in the midst of the Brixton riots, nurturing the talents of elite riders such as Charlie Reynolds in their youth and helping countless youngsters to discover cycling through the sport of BMX. As you’ll find out in the podcast, Ken’s influence has stretched far beyond South London and he’s not planning to stop any time soon.

In part 2 Simon catches up with Gersh Kuntzman of Streetsblog New York, who is proving to be a real nuisance for naughty NYC drivers obscuring their number plates to avoid picking up fines for indiscretions. Find out why Gersh is on a mission to make the streets of the Big Apple safer for cyclists and pedestrians with “criminal mischief”, a term coined when the NYPD remarkably decided to arrest a friend of Gersh’s for un-defacing an offending vehicle.